Developing Innovative Learners through a School Maker Space

St Mary's Catholic College Casino

We plan to build a making community among interested students with robotics, coding, electronics and other forms in our new Library Maker Space. This project would suit student volunteers with an interest in education, technology, engineering and art and students studying COM30001

Details

Availability: Approved

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: Not yet defined

Location:
Canterbury St
Casino
NSW
Australia

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Overview

Aims

1. To establish a making culture where students can innovate, create, integrate Robotics, coding and other forms, building; teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking to their learning.

2. We anticipate launching this project in term two as a pilot program with selected students, build their leadership skills and expand further in term three.

Outcomes

Having a vision, but lacking skills, we would very much appreciate working in partnership with SCU to support in the launching of this project. We anticipate interested parties would have ICT and Robotics skills, an interest in technology and enjoy working with young people. Once the program is established and we receive feedback from students, we will add to our material base and modify according to the needs and interests of students.

Needs to be addressed

We have a number of bright young students who could be stimulated and challenged with a project such as this.

Benefits to students

They would build leadership skills, be excited by problem solving, appreciate the importance of innovation in the new world of work.

Requirements

Southern Cross University

Interested and skilled person(s) with ideas and who would be happy to work with us as we establish this program.

Partner

We have just purchased a STEM table and have a Lego Mindstorm NXT Kit along with other boxes of Lego pieces. We are keen to add and develop as needs arise.